Tucked in alongside the ocean, Snappers is both bar and restaurant but the live entertainment on weekends is the primary draw for nightlife fans who ... More
Snappers Waterfront Saloon & Raw Bar
Tucked in alongside the ocean, Snappers is both bar and restaurant but the live entertainment on weekends is the primary draw for nightlife fans who crowd The Turtle Bar, one of three watering holes here. If you are hungry, try fresh seafood, which changes depending on the day's catch. The Key Largo Crab Cakes (USD7) are the house specialty, or try Coconut Crusted Shrimp (USD18) or a Smoked Fish Salad (USD8). The Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch is very popular.
The place was great , the server was nice , kept coming back to ask was everthing ok? we sat right otside were the tarpons were jumping for food , i would go back again, i see other reviews about the server, were they say it not good , we exprienced a welcome place, WE WILL GO BACK!!
Staff seemed a little put out that they had to serve me, not really rude, just indifferent. However, the setting is great, over the water, nice breeze, beautiful view. The food was o.k., I'm a big fan of conch fritters, here they were overcooked but had good flavor. Not the worst I've ever had, but definitely not top ten either.The reason I'll go back is the people I met in the bar, very friendly locals, buying each other drinks inside of 10 minutes and generaly having a great time. If you want to have fun over the ocean and feel the salt on your skin, I'd recomend it. If you want 5 star food and service, not the place for you.
This place looks like the perfect place to kick back...keep on driving. For the past three years I have gone back hoping for a miracle that the food and service has improved. Or the current owners have sold. I haven't been so lucky. Unfortunately, the worst part about it is the owners have become immune to complaints and have zero customer services skills. It's such a shame because the view is absolutely beautiful but I'm not sure it's worth it with hundreds of places in the Keys.......I guess there is always next year!
This place is now relying solely on its past reputation!
Promised live jazz music.....non existent
Customer service is nonexistent - Staff attitude is get what your given and not what you ordered!
Quality of steak was very poor with at least 30% + gristle.......when advising staff they ignored the problem and did not even apologise....or offer a resolution.
The hostess was argumentative and arrogant!
Despite being regular visitors in the past we will not be going back
Have been to Snappers a number of times in past 5 years. Last trip in April 2007 will be the last! Ordered the Grouper...which could have possible been skunk...it sure wasn't Grouper! Complained to the waiter. Sent plate back to kitchen after first bite. Kitchen insisted it was Grouper. Waiter never offered to replace meal but had the audacity to ask how the meal was...DAH, I didn't eat, remember, my plate went back to the kitchen! The manager (possibly the owner) asked what the problem was...told him the fish served as Grouper was either the WORST grouper I've ever had (and I've had a lot) or this resturant served mystery fish as Grouper. Check out ABC news.com, they have any article about resturants switching out cheap fish for the higher priced fish...seems to be epidemic. During the one hour adventure meal...another family was seated behind us, then asked to move from the table they had been seated at for some other customer who had a "reservation"...that family left, very irritated, vowing never to return. They won't miss anything!
We went to Snappers for lunch and were escorted to a table for two outside right on the water... As we enjoyed conch fritters and an assortment of fresh Florida seafood, we watched several small tarpon rolling in the water not more than 15 feet from where our table was...The view is magnificent, the service very friendly as typical in the Keys, and the food is served relatively quickly, fresh and delicious!This will be a part of our ventures to the Keys next year!!
Snappers Seafood Restaurant is nothing more than a tourist trap, that has unwarranted high menu prices with mediocre food. If you are interested in eating at a high school cafeteria like atmostphere with extremely poor acoustics (the place is very loud) and an unaccomodating staff with an average menu entre costing $24.00 to 40.00 (not including a beverage or dessert) then Sanppers restaurant is the place for you.
I visit Snappers a couple of times each year. Accessible by land and sea, it is the perfect 'first stop' when entering the Keys. The restaurant can become quite busy, with more than a short wait, but the Turtle Club in the back offers an abbreviated menu with fast service. They also have all of the traditional 'boat drinks' that we can't wait to try once we hit the Keys. By boat, navigate to N25 02.397 W80 29.622 - oceanside.
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